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Public Forum Set on Plan to Restore Lake Michigan Lake Trout

CLEVELAND, Wis. – Efforts to restore native populations of lake trout in Lake Michigan would shift to intensive stocking of the fish in deep water areas of the lake that are less affected by non-native invasive species, under a draft management plan that will be the topic of an upcoming…


Fifty-one Fields Available For Public Dove Hunting In South Carolina

Fifty one public dove fields will be available across the state during the 2008-09 season through the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Management Area program. The 2008-09 mourning dove season will run as follows: Sept. 1-6 (noon until sunset); Sept. 7–Oct. 4; Nov. 22-29; and Dec. 19–Jan. 15. Legal…


Dove and Early Canada Goose Seasons To Begin Sept. 1 In Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG – Expanded dove bag limits top the list of changes to dove and early Canada goose seasons that will open Sept. 1, as part of Pennsylvania’s 2008-09 migratory bird seasons announced today by Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe. Dove hunters, once again, will have the opportunity…


New Report Shows 2007 – 2008 Waterfowl Harvest

More than 14.5 million ducks were harvested in the United States during the 2007-2008 waterfowl hunting season, according to preliminary estimates by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is up from 13.8 million ducks harvested the previous season. Hunters harvested almost 3.7 million geese, similar to the 2006-7 estimate….


Waterfowl Hunters Reminded of Upcoming Season Proposal Hearings and Meetings

MADISON – Waterfowl hunters are reminded of upcoming public meetings and hearings on the 2008 duck and Canada goose hunting seasons. Citizens can attend one of several hearings or submit comments directly through midnight Aug. 7, 2008. State waterfowl hunting season are structured around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s…


Handicapped Hunters Are Key Players in Goose Island Conservation Plan In Wisconsin

LA CROSSE – A popular and effective two-day gun deer hunt for people with disabilities returns for a third year this December to Goose Island on the Mississippi River. Wildlife officials said the 2006 and 2007 managed deer hunts earned high marks from the participants and the public as well…


Service Seeks Proposals for 2009 Endangered Species Grants

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from States and U.S. Territories interested in obtaining federal grant assistance to acquire land or conduct planning for endangered species conservation efforts. For fiscal year 2009, the President’s budget request for the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (the Fund) would provide…


Endangered Species Act Protections Reinstated for Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Population

The U.S. Federal District Court in Missoula, Montana, issued a preliminary injunction on Friday, July 18, 2008, that immediately reinstated the Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains.  That area includes all of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming and the eastern one-third of Washington and Oregon and…


Wolf Pack With Pups Confirmed in Northeastern Oregon

LA GRANDE, Ore.—A wolf pack that includes both adults and pups was confirmed in a forested area of northern Union County on Friday, the first evidence of multiple wolves and wolf reproduction in Oregon since wolves were extirpated from the state back in the mid-1940s. Wildlife biologists conducting a howling…


Minnesota Judge Approves DNR Plan to Protect Lynx

A federal judge has approved a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plan that will protect lynx through additional restrictions on trapping east of U.S. Highway 53 in northeastern Minnesota. The plan, which was ordered by Judge Michael Davis, will protect this federally threatened species while still allowing trapping in…